Assay Love

via Daily Prompt: Assay

I say, I never thought I’d write an essay about assay!


Coober Pedy, South Australia, the opal capital of the world. More than enough assaying going on to determine the quality of the rock and ore turned up.

That’s easy these days, assaying is well provided for with pleanty of laboratories vying for work in the mining industry.

But how do you assay love? Is it a look, a movement, a scent, a kiss, a touch, a word?

The lab of love is to experience the liminal, to hear the heart, to know its beat, to feel it, and to gaze into the soul of the other. The proof therein is the gaze returned, the love enjoined, the pulse of love reciprocated. Love is only ever real if you give it and receive it. The real proof of love is how you live it.

I ached for you,
my gaze held you in my eyes,
the proof was your lips



Filed under Country, life, love, mindfulness, poetry, Senryu

16 responses to “Assay Love

  1. I am assaying love😍

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  2. Yes, the proof of love is how you live it! 🙂 Plus i feel that it is vastly even more than that; it, in its purest sense, is totally immeasurable.

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  3. MNL

    Lovely. I love that last line, “The real proof of love is how you live it.”

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  4. ah the pragmatic Opal story sealed with a glimpse of your romantic side 😉

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  5. Lyn Cannon

    Aww that poem is lovely – Thank you I learnt something today – I did not know what assay was but now I do – I loved the way you extrapolated that to love – beautiful >

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